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Birds of Estonia

Birds of Estonia coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Estonia.

Estonia is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Estonia to raise their young, migrants who pass through Estonia with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Estonia to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Estonia ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Estonia you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Estonia.

National bird: Barn Swallow

National Bird of Estonia: Barn Swallow




XX Species full name Birds Estniskca EE
  Bonasa bonasia Hazel Grouse Laanepüü D
  Coturnix coturnix Common Quail Poldvutt D
  Lagopus lagopus Willow Ptarmigan Rabapüü D
  Perdix perdix Grey Partridge Nurmkana D
  Tetrao tetrix Black Grouse Teder D
  Tetrao urogallus Western Capercaillie Metsis, motus D
  Anas acuta Northern Pintail Soopart, pahlsaba-part D
  Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler Luitsnokk-part D
  Anas crecca Common Teal Piilpart D
  Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon Viupart D
  Anas platyrhynchos Mallard   D
  Anas querquedula Garganey Rägapart D
  Anas strepera Gadwall Rääkspart D
  Anser anser Greylag Goose Hallhani, roohani D
  Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup   D
  Aythya ferina Common Pochard Punapea-vart D
  Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck Tuttvart D
  Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye Sotkas D
  Clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck Aul D
  Cygnus olor Mute Swan Kühmnokk-luik D
  Polysticta stelleri Steller's Eider Kirjuhauk D
  Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck Ristpart D
  Dendrocopos leucotos White-backed Woodpecker Valgeselg-kirjurähn D
  Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker Suur-kirjurähn D
  Dendrocopos minor Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Väike-kirjurähn D
  Dryocopus martius Black Woodpecker Musträhn D
  Jynx torquilla Eurasian Wryneck Väänkael D
  Picoides tridactylus Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Kolmvarvas-rähn, laanerähn D
  Picus canus Grey-faced Woodpecker Hallpea-rähn, hallrähn D
  Picus viridis Eurasian Green Woodpecker Roherähn, meltsas D
  Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe Vaenukägu, toonetutt D
  Coracias garrulus European Roller Siniraag D
  Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher Jäälind D
  Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo Kägu D
  Apus apus Common Swift Piiritaja, piirpääsuke D
  Aegolius funereus Boreal Owl Karvasjalg-kakk D
  Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl Sooräts D
  Asio otus Long-eared Owl Korvukräts D
  Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-Owl Kassikakk D
  Glaucidium passerinum Eurasian Pygmy-Owl Värbkakk D
  Strix aluco Tawny Owl Kodukakk D
  Strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl Habekakk D
  Strix uralensis Ural Owl   D
  Surnia ulula Northern Hawk Owl Vöötkakk D
  Caprimulgus europaeus Eurasian Nightjar Öösorr D
  Columba oenas Stock Pigeon Oonetuvi D
  Columba palumbus Common Wood-Pigeon Pigeon ramier D
  Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove Kaelus-turteltuvi, pargi-turteltuvi D
  Streptopelia turtur European Turtle-Dove Turteltuvi D
  Grus grus Common Crane Sookurg D
  Crex crex Corn Crake Rukkirääk D
  Fulica atra Common Coot Lauk D
  Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen Tait D
  Porzana parva Little Crake Väikehuik D
  Porzana porzana Spotted Crake Täpikhuik D
  Rallus aquaticus Water Rail Rooruik D
  Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper Vihitaja, jogitilder D
  Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone Kivirullija D
  Calidris alpina Dunlin Risla, rüdi D
  Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe Tikutaja, taevasikk D
  Gallinago media Great Snipe Rohunepp D
  Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit Mustsaba-vigle D
  Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe Mudanepp D
  Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew Suurkoovitaja D
  Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel Väikekoovitaja D
  Philomachus pugnax Ruff   D
  Scolopax rusticola Eurasian Woodcock Metskurvits D
  Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper Mudatilder D
  Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank Heletilder D
  Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper Metstilder D
  Tringa totanus Common Redshank Punajalg-tilder D
  Xenus cinereus Terek Sandpiper Hallkibu D
  Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover Väiketüll D
  Charadrius hiaticula Common Ringed Plover Liivatüll D
  Pluvialis apricaria European Golden-Plover Rüüt D
  Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing Kiivitaja D
  Alca torda Razorbill Alk D
  Chlidonias niger Black Tern Mustviires D
  Larus canus Common Gull Kalakajakas D
  Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull Tommukajakas D
  Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull Merikajakas D
  Larus minutus Little Gull Väikekajakas D
  Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull Naerukajakas D
  Sterna albifrons Little Tern Väiketiir D
  Sterna caspia Caspian Tern Räusktiir, räusk D
  Sterna hirundo Common Tern Jogitiir D
  Sterna sandvicensis Sandwich Tern Tutt-tiir D
  Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk Kanakull D
  Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk Raudkull D
  Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle Kaljukotk maakotkas D
  Aquila clanga Greater Spotted Eagle Suur-konnakotkas D
  Aquila pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle Väike-konnakotkas D
  Buteo buteo Common Buzzard Hiireviu D
  Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Snake-Eagle Madukotkas D
  Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-Harrier Roo-loorkull D
  Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier Välja-loorkull D
  Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier Soo-loorkull D
  Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Merikotkas D
  Milvus migrans Black Kite Must-harksaba D
  Pandion haliaetus Osprey Kalakotkas D
  Pernis apivorus European Honey-buzzard Herilaseviu D
  Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby Loopistrik D
  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel Tuuletallaja D
  Falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon Punajalg-pistrik D
  Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe Sarvikpütt D
  Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe Tuttpütt D
  Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe Hallpott-pütt D
  Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant Kormoran (karbas) D
  Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Hallhaigur D
  Botaurus stellaris Great Bittern Hüüp D
  Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern Väikehüüp D
  Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron Ööhaigur D
  Ciconia ciconia White Stork Valge-toonekurg D
  Ciconia nigra Black Stork Must-toonekurg D
  Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike Punaselg-ogija D
  Lanius excubitor Northern Shrike Hallogija D
  Corvus corax Common Raven Ronk, kaaren D
  Corvus frugilegus Rook Künnivares D
  Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw Hakk D
  Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay Pasknäär D
  Nucifraga caryocatactes Spotted Nutcracker   D
  Oriolus oriolus Eurasian Golden-Oriole Peoleo D
  Pica pica Black-billed Magpie Harakas D
  Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing Siidisaba, viristaja D
  Cinclus cinclus White-throated Dipper Vesipapp D
  Erithacus rubecula European Robin Punarind D
  Ficedula hypoleuca European Pied Flycatcher Must-kärbsenäpp D
  Ficedula parva Red-breasted Flycatcher Väike-kärbsenäpp D
  Luscinia luscinia Thrush Nightingale Ööbik D
  Luscinia svecica Bluethroat Sinirind D
  Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher Hall-kärbsenäpp D
  Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear Kivitäks D
  Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart Must-lepalind D
  Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart Lepalind D
  Saxicola rubetra Whinchat Kadakatäks D
  Turdus iliacus Redwing Vainurästas D
  Turdus merula Eurasian Blackbird Musträstas D
  Turdus philomelos Song Thrush   D
  Turdus pilaris Fieldfare Hallrästas, paskrästas D
  Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush Hoburästas D
  Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling Kuldnokk D
  Sitta europaea Wood Nuthatch Puukoristaja D
  Certhia familiaris Eurasian Tree-Creeper Porr D
  Troglodytes troglodytes Winter Wren Käblik D
  Cyanistes caeruleus European Blue Tit   D
  Lophophanes cristatus Crested Tit   D
  Parus major Great Tit Rasvatihane D
  Periparus ater Coal Tit Musttihane D
  Poecile cinctus Siberian Tit   D
  Poecile montanus Willow Tit   D
  Poecile palustris Marsh Tit   D
  Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit Sabatihane D
  Delichon urbica Northern House-Martin Räästapääsuke D
  Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow Suitsupääsuke D
  Riparia riparia Sand Martin Kaldapääsuke D
  Regulus regulus Goldcrest Pöialpoiss D
  Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great Reed-Warbler Rästas-roolind D
  Acrocephalus dumetorum Blyth's Reed-Warbler Aed-roolind D
  Acrocephalus palustris Marsh Warbler Soo-roolind, putke-roolind D
  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Sedge Warbler Korkja-roolind D
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Eurasian Reed-Warbler Tiigi-roolind D
  Hippolais caligata Booted Warbler Väike-käosulane D
  Hippolais icterina Icterine Warbler   D
  Locustella fluviatilis Eurasian River Warbler Jogi-ritsiklind D
  Locustella naevia Common Grasshopper-Warbler Vosa-ritsiklind D
  Phylloscopus collybita Eurasian Chiffchaff Väike-lehelind, silksolk D
  Phylloscopus sibilatrix Wood Warbler Mets-lehelind D
  Phylloscopus trochiloides Greenish Warbler Rohe-lehelind, nolva-lehelind D
  Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler Salu-lehelind D
  Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap Mustpea-poosalind D
  Sylvia borin Garden Warbler Aed-poosalind D
  Sylvia communis Common Whitethroat Pruunselg-poosalind D
  Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat Väike-poosalind D
  Sylvia nisoria Barred Warbler Vööt-poosalind D
  Alauda arvensis Sky Lark Poldlooke D
  Lullula arborea Wood Lark Nommelooke D
  Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit Nommekiur D
  Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit Sookiur D
  Anthus trivialis Tree Pipit Metskiur D
  Motacilla alba White Wagtail Linavästrik D
  Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail   D
  Passer domesticus House Sparrow Koduvarblane D
  Passer montanus Eurasian Tree Sparrow Poldvarblane D
  Prunella modularis Hedge Accentor Vosaraat D
  Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch Metsvint D
  Fringilla montifringilla Brambling Pohjavint D

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Estonia. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Estonia provides a checklist of the birds of Estonia. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Estonia in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Estonia you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Estonia you can find the list of the mammals of Estonia in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Estonia provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Estonia.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Estonia.



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